Virgin Mountain

Dir.: Dagur Kári | Iceland, Denmark 2014 | 94 min

The meeting with not one woman, but two, turns Fusi's life upside down. He has gone on to become 43, he still lives with his mother and has made som routines in life that are comfortable and safe. So honestly: Who cares about women then, eh? What one should aim for with the ladies - or could hope for - is the great life-changing, apotheotic, liberating and transforming meeting. Maybe it is waiting out there. Icelandic Dagur Kári has not made a Nordic equivalent of 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin'. It would also fit weird with his earlier films, for example the Danish 'Dark Horse' and, most recently, the American produced 'The Good Heart' which belongs in the introverted, psychologising department. Instead, he tender and charmingly depicts a lonesome giant with a small horizon and a big heart. Kári himself, who in his everyday life is head of the film director programme at the Danish Film School in Copenhagen, calls' Virgin Mountain" for "an uplifting story about a man who is taking an important step into the rest of his life."

Original Title
Fúsi
Title
Virgin Mountain
Country
Iceland, Denmark
Release Year
2014
Duration
94 min.
Directors
Dagur Kári
Producer
Baltasar Kormákur, Agnes Johansen
Script
Cast
Gunnar Jónsson, Ilmur Kristjánsdóttir, Sigurjón Kjartansson, Franziska Una Dagsdóttir, Margrét Helga Jóhannsdóttir, Arnar Jónsson
Camera
Rasmus Videbæk
Sound
Arni Gustafsson
Editor
Olivier Bugge Coutté, Andri Steinn
Music
Slowblow
Production Company
RVK Studios, Nimbus Film Production
Version
Dialogue: Icelandic English Subtitles
Tempo
2
Thrills
1
Sighs
8
Laughs
8
Look
6
Food for thought
3